Libra is the most consequential cryptocurrency effort undertaken in several years. Uncovering and explaining how our digital world is changing — and changing us.
Cryptocurrencies can be used to digitally pay for goods and services and to transfer funds, like Venmo. So far, most people haven’t adopted them as a common form of payment. The most well-known virtual coin has instead functioned more like an investment asset. It is the most aggressive step taken yet by any of the US tech giants toward blockchain technology.